Source to Sea - linkages in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This study identifies gaps between SDG:s 6 and 14 in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and suggests solutions for how to reduce this gaps.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in 2015. The agenda consists of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 targets and aims to achieve a world free from poverty and hunger, promote people´s well-being and protect the environment.

Intensification of human activities to societal demands has led to impacts on ecosystems that extend from land and along rivers to the coastal zones and in marine environments. The relationship between upstream pressures and downstream effects highlight the importance of coordinating efforts to achieve SDG 6 on freshwater and
SDG 14 on oceans.

This study describes and assesses the relative strength of possible links between SDG 6 on water and sanitation and SDG 14 on oceans. It also examines the links between these two SDGs and the broader 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The study was carried out by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and was commissioned by
the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM).

Published: 2016-12-19